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Community Midwife - North West Anglia

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Weekend and On Call Commitments)
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Cross Site
£32,306 - £39,027 pa pro-rata
Salary period
10/08/2022 23:59

We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Job overview

Are you a Band 6 Midwife looking for an exciting change? If you are passionate about providing women centred care in the Community we want to hear from you!

Join us in delivering nearly 7000 babies across our Peterborough and Huntingdon sites, working with a team of established professional and compassionate midwives providing safe holistic, women-centred care. 


We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, passionate and dynamic midwife to join our Integrated Community Service  at  North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.


***Overseas candidates must have passed  IELTS or have a date to sit this within the next 3 months in order to apply***

Main duties of the job

You should be an experienced midwife, able to provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

You should be committed to providing evidence based, holistic, woman-centred quality care, with a keen interest in Continuity of Carer, as we work towards implementing the recommendations of Better Births (2016).

You will be working within a passionate and friendly team of midwives and support staff, managing a caseload of women and families, providing antenatal and postnatal care, along with homebirths and on call commitments.

***If you are an overseas candidate you must have passed your IELTS or have a date within the next 3 months in order to apply***



Working for our organisation

Agile Working 

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable our employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance and so have adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within our Agile and Flexible Working Policy. 

Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust and options are detailed on the Agile Working Matrix attached to this post.  Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Our traditional community midwifery teams pride themselves on person-centred coordinated care and they work in partnership with all agencies within the community to achieve this. Providing antenatal education, breastfeeding support and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary teams, including safeguarding and the vulnerable team are also integral to this role.

Our Community Service spans a large geographical area, with diverse populations in city and rural locations. We are a friendly, supportive team and pride ourselves on providing high levels of continuity antenatally and postnatally, whilst we work towards a full pathway of Continuity of Carer. We are committed to offering choice for the women and their families we provide care for.

There is currently availability across our service, particularly within our Peterborough patch however some roles available within the Hinchingbrook catchment. We provide a 7 day a week service, with the need for some multi-site working. We have a fully digital service, with great support networks and training opportunities, providing specific Community based skills training and development. 

Finally our Trust Values underpin everything we do, so if you identify with these which put patients first, work positively together, are actively respectful, that seek to improve and develop and are caring and compassionate we want to hear from you. 

Please see Job Description for further information









Person specification

Education and Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant Degree or evidence of further study and experience to the equivalent
  • Sign Off Mentor
  • Examination of the Newborn


Essential criteria
  • Facilitate effective team working
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply research to practice and to support changes in practice as a result of clinical audit
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of participation in risk and clinical governance agendas.
  • Competent in perineal suturing
  • Evidence of professional development relevant to the specific role

Key Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to write reports, guidelines, etc
  • Experience of working on own initiative and managing time effectively.
  • Ability to develop self and others to use evidence based practice.
Desirable criteria
  • Computer Literate and knowledge of digital platforms.


Essential criteria
  • Effective time management for self and others
  • Knowledge of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions
  • Demonstrate awareness of current professional issues.
Desirable criteria
  • Competent in Home Birth and water birth

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Potter
Job title
Community Services Lead Midwife
Email address
Telephone number
07881 624428
Additional information

If you would like any additional information or an informal discussion, please contact:

Jo Potter, Community Services Lead Midwife on  07881 624428


Rowena Chilton, Deputy Head of Midwifery on 07729 106128